“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and the shall call his name “Emmanuel” (Which means, God with us) Matthew 1:23 Esv.

 On my behalf, my family, entire pastoral team and staff, I wish each one a Merry Christmas. This is a season in a year that we focus on the birth of Christ. While He came to us as a son, Matthew reminds us He was more than just a son.

He is God and one who is with us. This God is with each one of us individually just as He can be with us corporately. He is with us not just to occupy space but to draw us to himself, to transform us and to fill our lives with his goodness. His presence in our lives positions us to fully experience His power.

As you celebrate Christmas, do so in the joy of the Lord. Seek to honor Him and yield yourself to him that He may prepare you for the New Year that is dawning.

May the blessings of the Lord be your portion over this Christmas and in the coming years.

In Christ,

Pastor Elijah Wanje

Senior Pastor, Ridgeways Baptist Church.